Surf art

Unsound hosts its 5th annual fundraiser


Unsound Surf held its 5th annual art show last Saturday night, which raised at least $3,000 for a handful of Long Beach organizations.

Talented New York artists and photographers displayed their work throughout the shop for the event. The money raised from the event benefitted the Tommy Brull Foundation, Long Beach Christmas Angel and the Long Beach High School Surf Team.

“We are really pleased with how big a success it’s grown to become,” said Unsound co-owner Dave Juan. “So many people came through to support the artists and the store.”

Members of the Unsound Surf Team, like Balaram Stack, Joe Parrino, Greg Mills and Brody Juan, were on hand before the event for a poster signing. Guitarist Michael Caprino, of the Long Beach Music store, entertained the crowd with his solo acoustic songs. And Earth Arts provided children’s art projects for the groms. Kids created their own surf art at the event, as well as beach-themed necklaces. Long Trunks, a local clothing company, also held a T-shirt design contest, and named three winners: Ariana Shirzay, Kaylee Jordan and Klaudia Sarnee.

Jeff “Doc” Lausch, a surfboard shaper with over 40 years of experience, flew in from California to attend the art show. Lausch is the owner of Surf Prescriptions, a custom surfboard business in Huntington Beach, Calif., and he came armed with some of his custom boards made especially for the show.